Drumroll for our Drama Club Members…

Well done to the boys who attend MTJBS Drama Club. They achieved some excellent results in their recent LAMDA examinations. Ben J – GRADE 2 DUO ACTING: Distinction Charlie J – GRADE 2 DUO ACTING: Distinction Akshayan S – GRADE 2 COMBINED: Distinction Joseph C – GRADE 2 COMBINED: Merit William G – GRADE 2 […]

Newlands 2015 – The WebLog

Welcome to the Newlands 2015 WebLog (or blog as we like to call it). On this page you should be able to catch up on what the Year 6 boys are up to in the Lake District from Monday 14th to Wednesday 16th September. Photographs should also appear here too – you may need an […]

Rhys Excels as he Represents England

Year 6 pupil Rhys Davies has recently returned from representing England in the European Table Tennis Championships in Strasbourg, France. Rhys performed exceptionally well, winning five of his 12 matches and only just missing out on qualifying for the final knockout stages. Rhys was up against other talented players from France, Belgium, Latvia, Estonia and […]

Year 6 Excel in ESB Exams

We are very proud of the current Year 6 boys who, at the end of the Summer term, successfully completed their Grade 3 English Speaking Board (ESB) examination. They achieved some impressive results: a one hundred per cent pass rate with 76% in the top two grades. The examination helped develop the boys’ confidence in […]

IACE Canada 2015 – Sgt John Ball

IACE Canada 2015 By Sgt John Ball The International Air Cadet Exchange (IACE) is a programme used by countries worldwide where air cadets or members of certain flying clubs visit other countries for a few weeks, experiencing the culture, staying with host families and local armed forces. I was lucky enough to be chosen for […]

Schools’ Celebrate 100 Years of the Combined Cadets Force

Thursday 25th June 2015 – Merchant Taylors’ Schools was honoured to receive a flying visit from Royalty. The Duke of York arrived by helicopter, landing on the Boys’ School sports field. He joined the Schools in the centenary celebrations of the formal recognition of its Combined Cadet Force (CCF) in 1915 when it was originally established as […]

CCF Summer Camp at Warcorp, Cumbria – Jacob Foster

CCF Summer Camp at Warcorp, Cumbria by Jacob Foster On Saturday 4th July, Merchant Taylors’ CCF cadets were waved off by family and friends as we embarked on what would be an eagerly anticipated and unforgettable summer camp. Arriving promptly at Warcop training area in Cumbria, the staff greeted us as we pulled into the […]

Edith Davies nee Rimmer- Old Girl (1947-1954)

Edith Davies nee Rimmer- Old Girl (1947-1954) A Tribute to Edith Some memories of Edith, a dear friend whose 65 year friendship with me sadly came to an end in September 2013. Edith Mary Davies was born on 14th January 1936, the only child of Agnes and Bill Rimmer.  Before moving to Lunt Road in […]

Andrew Simpkin – A Novel Career

Old Boy Andrew Simpkin has pursued a highly creative career path since leaving Merchant Taylors’ Schools in 1985. As well as being a recognised artist, Andrew is a bilingual Novelist (in English and French), and a Literary Translator. It is in his capacity as a Literary Translator that Andrew has recently adapted the classic novel […]

The Beatles Story – Year 4

On Friday 27th June, Year 4 were taken on their last trip of the year to ‘The Beatles Story’ on the Albert Dock. After covering the topic for the last 6 weeks, the girls were very excited to learn more about John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and George Harrison. Group 1, led by Miss […]